March Semi Spending Better than Last Month, But Not Last Year Print E-mail
Written by Mike Buetow   
Monday, 22 April 2013 14:06

SAN JOSE — Despite a steep year-over-year drop in orders, North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers reported their highest book-to-bill ratio in more than two years as bookings rose faster than shipments in March.

The sector received $1.14 billion in orders worldwide in March on a 90-day moving basis up 5.9% sequentially but down 21.3% from March 2012, the SEMI trade group said.

The three-month average worldwide billings in March was $1 billion, up 2.8% from the revised February figure and down 22.2% from a year ago.

The book-to-bill was 1.14, meaning that $114 worth of orders were received for every $100 of product billed for the month.

The SEMI book-to-bill is a ratio of three-month moving averages of worldwide bookings and billings for North American-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings and bookings figures are in millions of U.S. dollars.

Billings
(3-mo. avg)

Bookings
(3-mo. avg)

Book-to-Bill

October 2012

985.5

742.8

0.75

November 2012

910.1

718.6

0.79

December 2012

1,006.1

927.4

0.92

January 2013

968.0

1,076.0

1.11

February 2013 (final)

974.7

1,073.5

1.10

March 2013 (prelim)

1,001.6

1,137.1

1.14

Source: SEMI, April 2013

 

 

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